Distance from the center: 9 NM
Length: 99 meters
Maximum depth: 43 meters
The minimum depth of 35 meters
This wreck was long called "Istra" because the true name was unknown. It
was built in 1920 in the Netherlands under the name the ALBIREO. After
being sold to a new owner, Heinrich Schmidt, it was renamed and carries
the name of its last owner in Germany.
This cargo ship was ripped and sunk on 23 January 1943, the explosion
caused by an underwater mine,while on his last journey it was
transporting weapons and ammunition. The wreck lies in right position
and it’s steel parts are almoust intact.
The nets enmeshing the wreck
may be hazardous to divers, so care should be taken and divers should
not attempt to enter the ship. The prow, long about 10 meters is
separated from the stern parts. It's evident that it was once a large
boat - 60 m long and 11 m wide.
The particular type of anchor, now out
of production for over a century, is a real curiosity and gives
historical significance to the wreck.
The wreck is under the protection of the Croatian Ministry of culture, so the diving is only possible via local divig centers that have permission from the Ministry of Culture.